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News: Blood Lad author wishes manga farewell, teasing next project

Last weekend, in the September issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine published on September 4th, Yuki Kodama ended his vampire comedy manga Blood Lad as announced in the mag on August 11th. So yesterday (September 5th), the author took to Twitter to say he hoped fans enjoyed the ride, but to be patient for news of a follow-up. With this teaser, he left the art for the series’ final pin-up.

Kodama launched the series in Young Ace in 2009, where it ran for 17 volumes before its end, inspiring a 2013 anime from Brain’s Base. Kadokawa published the 16th compiled volume on June 30th, and Yen Press published the seventh English volume on February 23rd. Yen Press also published the spin-off manga Bloody Brat, and give the original series the following synopsis:

The vampire Staz is one of the most powerful district bosses in the demon world, fending off everyone who dares challenge him, but secretly, the fearsome Staz is obsessed with human culture, especially video games, manga, and everything that comes from Japan! When a Japanese girl wanders into the demon world, Staz can’t wait to meet the human and learn everything he can about her world.

Unfortunately, before he’s able to ask her anything, the girl is killed by one of his would-be usurpers, leaving just her bare soul behind. Staz vows to help the girl restore her body and return to her former life – especially since it means taking a trip to the human world himself!

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